Friday, April 6, 2018

Meet Dixie the Rocking Horse

Introducing DIXIE, the sweetest little rocking horse we've ever met!  She's just had a makeover, and she's raring to go meet her new best friend!

When we first saw this poor little gem, she had been put on the shelf in critical condition.  She was cracked, dirty, sad and blue.  She called from her stall, and we heard her cry!

Since our newest Grandson will be arriving soon, we just knew Dixie would love to become his best friend!  So we took her home, gave her a bath with Dixie Belle Paint's White Lightening cleaner, and sanded out some rough spots.  Her body was dry and cracked, so we filled in the holes with Dixie Belle's Mud in white.  It took lots more sanding, a bit of glue, and a fresh coat of paint in Drop Cloth to see her sweet spirit begin to emerge.  We darkened her mane and her rails with Manatee Gray then drew in some details with Caviar (both by Dixie Belle - of course)!

She was looking so sweet and innocent, and feeling excited.  She whispered that she'd always wanted to be a Paint we happily complied!  A blend of 5 or 6 forgotten colors gave us the perfect Paint Pony shade, and Dixie was off to the races!  She couldn't be happier, and neither could we!  She will meet her little sidekick sometime in May.  No doubt we will share that news with you all then!

So, if you'd like to make your own painted dreams come true, just ask us about Dixie Bell Paint!  We would love to help you enjoy the rewards of restoration.

Monday, February 26, 2018

To the Moon and Back

Coming soon.....a new grandson!

So, what does this crafty grandma do?  I start making things for the new little bundle of joy!

Here's my favorite gift so far - a precious little child's chair, with Solar System decor to match his nursery.   And my feelings, because I definitely Love Him to the Moon and Back again - already!

Of course, I used Dixie Belle Paint products, as they are the best this Nana has ever tried!  The chalk mineral paints are "easy peasy", have great coverage and make almost anyone seem like a pro!  I first cleaned this dirty little white chair with Dixie Belle's White Lightening cleaner.  Then I blended colors on the old rush seat, as well as the chair, to create a dark night effect.  I used Bunker Hill Blue and Pure Ocean, then splattered a fine mist of Pure Ocean to create my own Milky Way.

I hand painted the lettering with a mix of Pure Ocean and Drop Cloth, and the moon with Colonel Mustard, also blended with Drop Cloth.  The stars were so tiny that I had to use paint pens in silver and copper to get the tiny details I wanted.  My hands just aren't quite steady enough to go that small with a brush!  Keep in mind, the chair is less than 2 feet tall!

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Anyway, I'm so excited to see this chair in action soon.  But in the meantime, I'll stay busy creating lots of other fun and useful things for my new little man.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

It's been ages, my friends!  Life got in the way, but we are ready to return!  Watch this space for news, ideas and projects, and all things creative from Texas Eagle Gallery!

Here are a few photos of our latest projects, available for purchase at Jefferson Antique  Mall in Jefferson, Texas!